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Jun 24, 2012 - 4:34pm
brandon st randy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agreed on IKEA. They have a store in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Also while you are there make sure to try their delicious, delicious Swedish meatballs.

Also Raymour & Flanigan if you want something more upscale.

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Jun 24, 2012 - 5:21pm
TheBigBambino, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I used Crate & Barrel - but it's more pricy. I guess that's the advantage of Chicago cost of living and rent. For example, no broker fee's here!

IKEA is good - I'm of the belief it doesn't last too long though so I stopped buying it after college.

Macy's also has some pretty good stuff.

I'd say no to Raymour & Flanigan - just look at their BBB complaints. (however they do have some stuff) http://www.bbb.org/upstate-new-york/business-reviews/furniture-retail/raymour-flanigan-furniture-in-liverpool-ny-3369/

Just my 2 cents.

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Jun 24, 2012 - 9:40pm
brandon st randy, what's your opinion? Comment below:
TheBigBambino:
I used Crate & Barrel - but it's more pricy. I guess that's the advantage of Chicago cost of living and rent. For example, no broker fee's here!

IKEA is good - I'm of the belief it doesn't last too long though so I stopped buying it after college.

Macy's also has some pretty good stuff.

I'd say no to Raymour & Flanigan - just look at their BBB complaints. (however they do have some stuff) http://www.bbb.org/upstate-new-york/business-reviews/furniture-retail/raymour-flanigan-furniture-in-liverpool-ny-3369/

Just my 2 cents.

Thanks for the heads up on Raymour & Flanigan. They seem to be everywhere in NYC. I had no idea they have such a bad rep.

Incidentally, I hope that the moderator reverses all these turds and give no credit refund to the individuals who dished them out. Actions like these may seem funny to some college sophomores but they can actually discourage people from being helpful and giving out advices, which is counter-productive to the purpose of this forum.

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Jun 24, 2012 - 7:06pm
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I went to Rooms To Go and I love it!

Jun 24, 2012 - 7:22pm
anaismalcolm, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Setting myself up for monkey shit, I bought most of mine from CB2. A little more expensive but I like the look better and it felt at least a little higher quality vs. the IKEA stuff I saw.

Keetsa is perfect for an inexpensive but great mattress (and is eco-friendly and local to NYC if you're into that sort of thing), and on Etsy you can find some really unique and inexpensive decorative items. Gilt Home also has some very good sales every now and then where you can get more "designer" style home goods for much cheaper, especially bedding.

Jun 25, 2012 - 1:48pm
ginNtonic, what's your opinion? Comment below:
anaismalcolm:
Setting myself up for monkey shit, I bought most of mine from CB2. A little more expensive but I like the look better and it felt at least a little higher quality vs. the IKEA stuff I saw.

I 2nd CB2, only if you're into more modern furniture. 75% of my furniture and other houseware is from there. If you're contemporary, go to Crate & Barrel, West Elm or Pottery Barn

Jun 24, 2012 - 8:26pm
theATL, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Depends for what you are looking for.

When I graduated from college (and was very poor) I went straight to IKEA and furnished my apartment for ~$500 (bed, desk, dining table & chairs, etc). So if you are just looking to furnish an apartment and don't plan on keeping the furniture for too long then IKEA is a good bet. But be warned, the furniture will not last, I threw mine away in 18-24 months.

Now I buy furniture from several different places (macys, west elm, pottery barn, and a couple of boutiques). But this is furniture I plan to keep for 10+ years. More expensive, but definitely better quality.

Like I said, it just depends on what you are looking for.

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Jun 24, 2012 - 9:14pm
goodL1fe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Jun 25, 2012 - 6:54am
abacab, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Let my parents buy new stuff. Then I took their stuff.

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Nov 9, 2012 - 2:23am
mimosalikas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Wooden furniture's cannot be designed by anyone because they are creative work of the professional carpenters like they involved lots of cutting and designing from a narrow hole to the coloring which makes them to provide a natural look. Money is not everything, but the most important part of any company is providing such furniture quality so they are placed in easy way in any space with proper rules of FENG. Now Feng Shui includes a positioning of the entity in such a way that amp flows to all comers, creating an upbeat mood and displaying Feng Shui yield with the correct situation to foster and develop the good liveliness.

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Nov 9, 2012 - 9:32am
yeahright, what's your opinion? Comment below:

IKEA is shit. I went on Craigslist and got West Elm items. Some new from the store, some used from CL.

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Sep 17, 2017 - 2:56am
mulandee, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Furniture Recommendations? - NYC (Originally Posted: 06/01/2011)

Hi guys, question for you. Moving to NYC for FT starting in July. Any recommendations for where I should get affordable furniture for my move to NY? I searched through the WSO archives and didn't find anything. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Sep 17, 2017 - 2:58am
rickyross, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Me too! Let's go shopping together!

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Sep 17, 2017 - 3:01am
TechBanking, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You can sometimes find great deals at ABC Furniture in Union Sq when they have a sale.

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:02am
funfunfun, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Furniture (Originally Posted: 01/02/2011)

I have read a couple forums on here about this, but where are the best places to get furniture when moving into NYC with nothing? Are there any other cheap options besides craiglist and IKEA?

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:03am
mr_bigglesworth, what's your opinion? Comment below:

There's nothing cheaper than CL or ikea, besides stuff you move from home. Anything you buy in Manhattan will be expensive. If you have a way to make it out to NJ, some furniture stores there will deliver to Manhattan. Get a bedframe/mattress from Sleepy's clearance.

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:04am
happypantsmcgee, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not sure if this is doable or cheaper in NYC but you can always go through one of the rental companies until you get settled.

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Sep 17, 2017 - 3:05am
IlliniProgrammer, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't forget Ebay. Bought a 19th century Normandy Bed that looks like it came from a murder-mystery for three figures. Good luck finding that at an antiques store.

JCP is also often reasonably priced, but you have to pay for shipping. (Good news is they deliver to your apartment- you don't have to carry anything.)

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:07am
TechBanking, what's your opinion? Comment below:
funfunfun:
Are there any other cheap options besides craiglist and IKEA?

Wander around outside NYU student housing at the end of their spring semester...you can probably find some free stuff.

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:08am
patrickbateman2011, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Places to get cheap furniture (Originally Posted: 06/15/2011)

So Im about to start my job and I found an apartment Uptown in the harlem area. I need to buy some furniture and I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations to get some cheap but nice furniture. If you name any places could you also tell whether they deliver or you have to arrange your own delivery and if you could possibly purchase on credit (Waiting for my relocation bonus)

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:09am
Independent Gestion, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Crate and Barrel. There's one on Madison and on Broadway I think. They have delivery and I'm fairly sure you can purchase on credit. Not too expensive but solid modern furniture.

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Sep 17, 2017 - 3:11am
majunkie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agree with above. Crate and Barrel and IKEA are good options, although I would say IKEA is generally cheaper (both in price and quality) relative to Crate and Barrel.

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:14am
jimbo_slice, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This place SitDownNY has pretty nice stuff for the money. It's a bit more expensive than the above-mentioned brands, but not brutal (not sure what your exact price range is) and it is definitely higher quality. Their showroom is downtown and they deliver in 1 to 2 weeks. Very convenient. I ordered a bunch of stuff from them. Here's the link:

http://www.sitdownny.com/

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:15am
stellabelly, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I am not interested in cheap furniture for my home but love to find eco-friendly budget price because I love wood, and I know wooden furniture are the best eco-friendly.

Sep 15, 2021 - 3:02pm
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Sep 15, 2021 - 4:11pm
financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lately, West Elm.  It is not even that expensive for the quality

Sep 17, 2021 - 9:57pm
SafariJoe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I guess, I am one of few not impressed with Ikea then.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 11:57pm
Sun Wukong, what's your opinion? Comment below:

WSO LOL. You have people who will not retire unless he has 20 million, and you also have people buying furniture from IKEA. Love it.

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Sep 30, 2021 - 6:20pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My $2mm house looks like an IKEA showroom: bed, desk, dressers, chairs, table, etc. We just moved a lot of the furniture from our apartment to our condo, and then when we bought a house the furniture was still in good shape after 10 years, so we moved it all over rather than throw things out. I just don't "get" interior design and frankly my wife doesn't either. I literally look at these two desks and can't appreciate the difference:

$300 IKEA https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/hemnes-desk-black-brown-60245721/

$1,600 Crate and Barrel (not even the "top" end of furniture but a random example): https://www.crateandbarrel.com/kendall-walnut-desk/s197442

It's some wood and drawers, what do you want your desk to say about you? I'll pocket the $1,300 thanks.

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Oct 1, 2021 - 3:51pm

Totally get what you're saying (e.g. both desks will get the job done), but in this case: one is made of stained pine/fiberboard, the other solid walnut and walnut veneer. That's not even close. And they are definitely not on the same level aesthetically--the walnut desk has a far more elegant design. There's a reason one is $1K+ more than the other. 

I'm not a Crate and Barrel fan (I prefer bespoke or smaller craftsman style furniture makers if I'm going to spend the money), and I actually own a couple IKEA pieces that have held together well and are utilitarian workhorses in the household, but these two pieces of furniture you shared are night and day in terms of quality and aesthetics.

But like I said, I get what you're saying. If you don't really care about design or having it last generations, there's no reason to spend the extra dough.

Oct 1, 2021 - 12:47pm
bruce1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The west elm by my place has an insane sale section, usually >50% off. Much higher quality than ikea stuff. For ex. I got a 12x10 rug for $150…

Oct 1, 2021 - 12:56pm
Colbert, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Facebook market place has been extremely kind to me for furniture over the years. Got some amazing second had pieces which I used for a couple of years and then actually sold for more than I originally paid for it!

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